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SYLVA, N.C. – Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. currently holds a success special certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, earned in 2009.
The SFI® Chain-of-Custody certification indicates the Jackson Paper product is made from materials originating from sustainable forest management. Jackson Paper manufactures 100-percent recycled paper using old corrugated containers. The company supplies its paper to independent box manufacturers who use it to make the fluted layer of corrugated boxes.
Kiesha Bridges, Technical Supervisor at Jackson Paper, led the team that completed all the requirements for the certification process.
“It is rigorous and time consuming to obtain the SFI certification,” said Tim Campbell, CEO of Jackson Paper. “We are very proud of Kiesha and her team, and their achievements in this process. With the SFI Chain-of-Custody certification, Jackson Paper is strengthening our environmental commitment and helping our customers to source responsible forest products.”
The special certification means the Jackson Paper product can now carry the SFI label. The company has in place a tracking system that allows them to tell customers the amount of certified, uncertified and recycled content in the forest products they buy, use or sell.
SFI Inc. (click to visit website) is a non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the SFI program, which is among the largest forest certification programs in the world and one of the fastest-growing across North America.
Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. is an independently-owned mill in Sylva and the largest producer of 100-percent recycled paper in North Carolina.